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Foundations: Early Childhood Education in a Diverse Society / Edition 2

Foundations: Early Childhood Education in a Diverse Society / Edition 2

by Janet Gonzalez-Mena


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A practical introduction to early childhood education, this text emphasizes the need to understand child growth and development, developmentally appropriate practice, diversity, positive guidance, and the importance of working with families and the community. By using a multitude of dialogues, case studies, and anecdotes as examples, the author helps the students make the connection between theory and practice. This edition specifically addresses the needs of children 0�8 years.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780767416863
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 10/01/1900
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 460
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

PrefacePART I. FOUNDATIONS OF THE TEACHING-LEARNING PROCESS: THE ROLE OF THE EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATOR 1. Early Childhood Education as a Profession 2. First Things First: Providing for the Child's Physical Health and Safety 3. Providing for the Child's Emotional Growth and Well-Being through Communication 4. Facilitating Young Children's Work and Play 5. Guiding Young Children's Behavior 6. The Teacher as Model 7. Modeling Adult Relationships in Early Childhood Settings PART II. FOUNDATIONS OF CURRICULUM: PLANNING FOR LEARNING 8. Setting Up the Physical Environment 9. Creating a Social-Emotional Environment 10. Routines 11. Developmental Tasks as the Curriculum: What Children Need at What Stage 12. Observing, Recording, and Assessing PART III. FOUNDATIONS FOR FORMAL EDUCATION: PLANNING FOR LEARNING 13. Language and Emergent Literacy 14. Providing Developmentally Appropriate Experiences in Math and Science (and more...)

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